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  • We acquired this object.

1928

  • Work on this object began.

2017

Compact, Bonsai Tree, 1928

This is a Compact. It was produced by Cartier.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Private Collection as part of Jeweled Splendors of the Art Deco Era: The Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection.

It is dated 1928. Its medium is carved jadeite, cabochon sapphires, enamel, rose-cut diamonds, gold.

It is credited Lent by Private Collection.

Our curators have highlighted 6 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Compact, ca. 1925
  • enamel, onyx, carved emeralds, sapphires, amethysts, rubies, diamonds, gold.
  • Private Collection.
  • 41.2016.19

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 5.5 × 5.4 × 1.5 cm (2 3/16 × 2 1/8 × 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

French assay marks; Cartier, Paris; 0780

It is inscribed

Interior: "6 Juillet 1929"

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